It’s 2022, and by now we should all know how important it is to do our part when it comes to helping the environment. However, with so much conflicting information flying around, it can feel overwhelming to even know where to begin. The good news is that starting small is better than not starting at all. And the best way to do that is by making sustainable swaps to the products you already use every day.
Yep, sustainable products are now everywhere you look. Not only is that fab for the environment, but it means making sustainable decisions is more convenient and easier than ever before. Ahead, we’ve round up a bunch of ethical swaps you can make stat — we know our good pal Mother Nature will thank you for it.
Every day sustainability swaps you can make
You don’t have to have a million plastic bottles in order to get your vitamin intake every day. Vitable is the only company in Australia that packages vitamins in certified home compostable packs, produced from sustainably harvested Eucalyptus trees and made from plant-based cellulose. Talk about an easy swap! You can’t deny how much space those pesky bottles take up in the pantry too.
Household products use a lot of plastic. They’re also usually ugly and need to be tucked the hell away for aesthetic purposes. Tirtyl has a range of plastic-free and waterless products — laundry detergent sheets, dishwasher tablets, universal cleaner, body wash and hand soap — to help you nip that in the butt. Tirtyl’s dispensers are also made from glass and aluminium, meaning they can be recycled over and over again, as opposed to plastic which can only do so 1.2 times.
If you haven’t heard of Who Gives A Crap by now, where have you been? The toilet-paper subscription service has completely changed the bum-wiping game with their poo rolls made of 100% bamboo or recycled materials. They’re also wrapped in paper designs that are printed in easily biodegradable vegetable oils, instead of that filthy plastic wrapping you see at the supermarket. You know who gives a crap? You! You go Glen Coco.
The environmental impact of single-use period products like tampons and sanitary pads is huge, and reusable period undies are a huge step forward. AWWA is an indigenous-owned, b corp-certified period care brand selling period g-bangers, hipster undies and boxer briefs that hold up to five tampons worth of flow. In great news, AWWA has matching bras for those who love themselves some matchy-matchy.
There you go, a few sustainability swaps you can make to get you started on your eco-friendly journey.